GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY
GBT Certified Care
The office of Dr. Christy Kim is GBT certified and a leader in Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). We’re excited to offer you this new scientifically-proven treatment.
– Highly effective at removing biofilm (aka plaque)
– More thorough than traditional cleanings
– Minimally invasive
– No more polishing with rubber cups and paste
– Less use of power and hand instrumentation
– Safer and gentler to tooth structure
– Long-term prevention against disease
– Our patients love the way their teeth feel afterwards!
Gentle & Effective
GBT is a new scientifically-proven, systematic approach to removing dental biofilm (often referred to as plaque). Bacteria in oral biofilm causes damage to teeth, gums, and bones. Typically, we remove biofilm with brushing and flossing at home and with in-office cleanings at the dental office. However, biofilm is stubborn and it is challenging to remove through these traditional methods.
The bacteria in oral biofilm is found in Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, and it’s been linked to 57 systemic disease conditions. This is why it is so important to decrease the bacterial load in our bodies by removing the oral biofilm, in order to prevent systemic infiltration. Our new GBT technology is effective in doing exactly that.
Dr. Kim has invested in this new GBT “Airflow” technology which delivers warm water, air, and erythritol powder to effectively remove biofilm off of teeth and soft tissues. This process allows for less scraping and thus preservation of healthy tooth structure. You’ll find it much gentler than a traditional cleaning, yet it is more effective.